Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos is a native of San Diego. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and received his commission in 1988 through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps. He holds a master’s degree from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Program.
As a Navy supply corps officer and joint logistician, he has deployed across the globe in submarines, amphibious assault ships, aircraft carriers and operational staffs. In his most recent assignment, he served as director of logistics (J4), U.S. European Command.
His operational assignments include USS Chicago (SSN 721); USS Constellation (CV 64); Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CTF 53); Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG 3) embarked USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and Commander, Task Force 59, U.S. 5th Fleet. During those tours he participated in the Cold War, Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Determined Response, Enduring Freedom and the Non-Combatant Evacuation of American Citizens from Lebanon.
His staff assignments include assistant chief of staff, Logistics and Ordnance, Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific; commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego; chief of staff, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support; Logistics Services Division chief, Joint Chiefs of Staff J4, Washington, D.C.; head Program Objective Memorandum Development Section, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations N80; executive assistant to the vice commander, NAVSUP; and supply officer, Fighter Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet and Fighter Squadron (VF) 124.
As a flag officer, he served as director, supply, ordnance and logistics operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations N41, Washington, D.C.; and as fleet supply officer on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
Stamatopoulos has served on teams that have been recognized with numerous awards and is the recipient of the Adm. Stan Arthur Logistician of the Year; Adm. Ben Moreell Award for Logistics Competence; Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association and the Naval Institute’s Copernicus Award for C4I; and the 2006 Adm. Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year.
He is entitled to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal along with various other personal, unit and service awards. He is also a qualified Naval Aviation Supply officer, Submarine Warfare Supply Corps officer, Joint Duty qualified officer and member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.